Weimar classic to be 21st century opera

Weimar classic to be 21st century opera


norman lebrecht

November 21, 2020

Bielefeld Theater has commissioned a full-length opera on Alfred Döblin’s 1929 novel Berlin Alexanderplatz, with a premiere planned for next season.

The composers are two brothers, Vivan and Ketan Bhatti.

Döblin’s son Stephan Döblin said, ‘My father and I shared a love of music. We could sit together for many hours in the evening to listen to a concert recording.

The novel has given rise to several films but has never been set to music.



  • fflambeau says:

    Good idea. I wish them well.

  • so adored rainer fassbender’s series on german tv

  • Rainer says:

    Modernist woke crap incoming